Category Archives: Customization

Pre Selection Highlight

Here is how to change the setting that allows you to highlighting objects prior to selection. This feature is useful so that you can visibly see what you are about to select prior to actually selecting them. OPTIONS <enter> or … Continue reading

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2013 Command Line Width

I really like how little space the new command line takes up in the drawing area (vertically), but did you know that the new command can be sized horizontally? Simple move your cursor over the right edge to the command … Continue reading

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Control the Display of The View Cube and Navigation Bar

Why is it that some drawings show that cube thingy and other drawings dont? Well here is how to control both the “cube thingy” (ViewCube) and the Navigation Bar (NB) that sits just below the View Cube (VC).   The … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Adding the Layout Tab to the ribbon

Today’s tip shows how to add the new ribbon tab called “layout” to the ribbon if it doesn’t exist. If your installation of AutoCAD 2013 doesn’t display this tab it is most likely because during installation, settings were migrated. Because … Continue reading

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Lost Command Line

With the new command line being a toolbar that is easily drag-able, it is just a matter of time before you lose your command line by dragging it either too far down or dragging it completely off the screen. But … Continue reading

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Add A Fillet or Chamfer With No Trim

There might be times when you need to use fillet or chamfer and you do not want these tools to trim the objects. This method will leave the original objects intact and simply apply the fillet or chamfer. Here’s how: … Continue reading

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Customize Dynamic Input Coordinates

In the previous post (found here) the various coordinate input methods are explained. And near the end of the post the dynamic input tool is briefly explained as being polar, relative by default which is different from when dynamic input … Continue reading

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